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Ph.D. in School Psychology

Psychological & Educational Foundations of School Psychology (21 credits)

  1. Theories of Learning, Cognition, & Instruction (6 credits minimum)
    • Historical Foundations & Contemporary Theories of Psychology and Education
    • Learning & Cognition
    • Cognitive Approaches to Learning & Instruction
  2. Foundations of Social & Cultural Diversity (6 credits minimum)
    • Social Justice Issues in Education
    • Advanced Social Psychology
    • Learning Disabilities in Children & Youth
    • Social Psychology in the Schools
  3. Individual Differences (3 credits)
    • Developmental Psychopathology
  4. Human Development (3 credits)
    • Advanced Child Development
  5. Biological Bases of Human Behavior (3 credits)
    • Neuroanatomical Bases of Behavior
    • Physiological Psychology
    • Brain Development & Behavior
    • Psychopharmacology
    • Drugs & Behavior

Psychometrics, Assessment, & Research (27 credits)

  1. Measurement & Assessment (15 credits)
    • Principles of Educational & Psychological Testing
    • Assessment in School Psychology I: Cognitive Assessment
    • Assessment in School Psychology II: Educational Assessment
    • Assessment in School Psychology III: Social & Behavioral Assessment
    • Practicum in Assessment
  2. Research Design & Methods (12 credits)
    • Time Series & Single Subject Designs
    • Quasi-Experimental & Group Designs
    • Program Evaluation
    • Introduction to Statistics and Computers II

Methods of School-Based Intervention (15 credits)

  1. Intervention Methods (12 credits)
    • Applied Behavior Analysis
    • Language & Literacy Instruction for Students with Disabilities
    • Intervention for Achievement & Behavior Problems
    • Prevention of Achievement & Behavior Problems
  2. Consultation (3 credits)
    • Consultation in School Psychology

Professional School Psychology (18 credits)

  1. Professional School Psychology
    • Principles & Practices of School Psychology
    • Policy & Legal Perspectives in Special Education
    • Special Education Organization & Management
    • Practicum in Professional Supervision & Teaching

Application of Research Skills (up to 18 credits)

  1. Dissertation

Practicum & Internship in School Psychology (12 to 18 credits)


 

M.Ed./CAGS in School Psychology

Psychological & Educational Foundations of School Psychology (15 credits)

  1. Theories of Learning, Cognition, & Instruction (3 credits minimum)
    • Historical Foundations & Contemporary Theories of Psychology and Education
  2. Foundations of Social & Cultural Diversity (3 credits minimum)
    • Social Justice Issues in Education
  3. Individual Differences (3 credits)
    • Developmental Psychopathology
  4. Human Development (3 credits)
    • Advanced Child Development
  5. Biological Bases of Human Behavior (3 credits)
    • Neuroanatomical Bases of Behavior
    • Physiological Psychology
    • Brain Development & Behavior
    • Psychopharmacology
    • Drugs & Behavior

Psychometrics, Assessment, & Research (21 credits)

  1. Measurement & Assessment (15 credits)
    • Principles of Educational & Psychological Testing
    • Assessment in School Psychology I: Cognitive Assessment
    • Assessment in School Psychology II: Educational Assessment
    • Assessment in School Psychology III: Social & Behavioral Assessment
    • Practicum in Assessment
  2. Applied Research & Evaluation (6 credits)
    • Time Series & Single Subject Designs
    • Program Evaluation

Methods of School-Based Intervention (15 credits)

  1. Intervention Methods (12 credits)
    • Applied Behavior Analysis
    • Language & Literacy Instruction for Students with Disabilities
    • Intervention for Achievement & Behavior Problems
    • Prevention of Achievement & Behavior Problems
  2. Consultation (3 credits)
    • Consultation in School Psychology

Professional School Psychology (3 credits)

  1. Professional School Psychology
    • Principles & Practices of School Psychology

Practicum & Internship in School Psychology (12 to 18 credits)